Arrowhead via E Ridge

  • Date:
    2011/12/16
    Elevation gain:
    3,280 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Mount Howard
    Car-to-car:
    6 hours 5 minutes
    • 3 hours 26 minutes ascending from Highway 2 to summit of Arrowhead Mountain
    • 1 hour 56 minutes descending from summit of Arrowhead Mountain to Highway 2
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  • The first mile followed the railroad tracks.  I kept worrying that I wouldn't hear the train as it approached from behind.
    The first mile followed the railroad tracks. I kept worrying that I wouldn't hear the train as it approached from behind.
  • Heading up the east ridge of Arrowhead.  The views started here.
    Heading up the east ridge of Arrowhead. The views started here.
  • On the summit looking east down the Yakima Valley.
    On the summit looking east down the Yakima Valley.
  • Avalanche chutes! The SW shoulder of Rock Mountain.
    Avalanche chutes! The SW shoulder of Rock Mountain.
  • Bulls Tooth and Sasha Peak behind Doughgob Mountain
    Bulls Tooth and Sasha Peak behind Doughgob Mountain
  • The rolling NE arms of Jim Hill Mountain.
    The rolling NE arms of Jim Hill Mountain.
  • Leaving the summit.
    Leaving the summit.
  • Descending the forested slope between the ridge and railroad.
    Descending the forested slope between the ridge and railroad.
  • The train tracks seemed much longer on the way back.
    The train tracks seemed much longer on the way back.

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